"Pain Genes": Investigating the Genetic Components of Post-amputation Chronic Pain

A study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting detailed work in identifying variants in the DNA sequences of military service members that may predict which are more likely to develop persistent chronic pain following amputation. Post-amputation pain is a serious problem with no effective treatments. By identifying these ‘pain genes,’ it may be possible to discern the biology of persistent pain and develop ways to address it. Read more on the research here.

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